Best Indie Bands

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41 Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

They're epic! The band's name, the members, and their songs, like "let's get tired" are simply amazing

42 Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band's original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy, and Paul Thomson.
43 Yeah Yeah Yeahs
44 Bombay Bicycle Club
45 Passion Pit
46 Maximo Park
47 Local Natives
48 Frightened Rabbit
49 Islands

They aren't that well known, but god, they're amazing. Islands are forever.

50 Band of Horses
51 The Kooks The Kooks The Kooks are an English rock band formed in 2004 in Brighton. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Alexis Nunez, and Peter Denton. The original bassist was Max Rafferty, and the founding drummer was Paul Garred.
52 American Authors American Authors
53 Bastille Bastille Bastille are an English indie pop band formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by singer Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. Beside Smith, the four-piece consists of Chris Wood, Will Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons.
54 Belle and Sebastian

Due to the fact that the fast majority of the bands listed here have already 'made it', I thought it would be good to have at least one legitimate indie band entry. Who better than Belle & Sebastian? Although lauded by critics for their entire career, they have never gotten lucky and famous. Most likely the best indie band since The Smiths, Belle & Sebastian should not only be at the top of this list, but should be considered in the top 10 bands of the last decade.

55 Little Dragon
56 Fleet Foxes

One of the best bands of this decade. Better than Arctic Monkeys.

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